Geriatric Addiction Rounds: Applying Trauma Informed Care Principles in Our Work with Indigenous Seniors and Substance Use


PRESENTATION TITLE: Geriatric Addiction Rounds: Applying Trauma Informed Care Principles in Our Work with Indigenous Seniors and Substance Use

PRESENTER: Cristine Rego is a Registered Social Worker, with years of experience in organizations that have impacted the health of Indigenous peoples including federal corrections, provincial corrections, VAW sector, trauma counselling, crisis counselling, Center for Addiction and Mental Health, teaching at the university and college levels and private practice. She is committed to education to improve the health outcomes for Indigenous peoples. She is a sought-after speaker and more recently published on TIC in the education system.


  1. Participants will understand the importance of TIC in practice with seniors and addictions.
  2. Participants will be able to incorporate TIC principles into their practice.
  3. Participants will be able to understand and support application of TIC principles in the

Addictions Counsellors and Outreach Workers, IGSW’s, SGS, Social Workers, RN’s, GEM’s, NP’s, BSO/CRBT, PRC’s, LHIN, Care Coordinators, and Family Physicians in all sectors of our community, hospitals and long-term care homes.


  1. You can connect LIVE on the day of the session via live Zoom presentation on any web browser or the official Zoom app. The link will be made available for you after a successful registration using the link above.
  2. The session is scheduled to run from 11:30-13:00, to allow for a 30 minute set up time. The actual presentation starts at 12:00.
  3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.
  4. If you have not pre-registered and plan on joining the session after it has already started, you will be asked to enter a password which is GAR0919.


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